SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, The Universe is a Poem, 2021
18 x 13,2 cm
offset, HC, 46 pp.
published by Ars Longa, Braedslan, Djúpavogur, Iceland
This is a catalogue accompanying a solo exhibition at Ars Longa with artist’s statements on the first 7 pages on thinner paper in the front:
The universe is a poem.
The only way to understand my art is to love it.
My art is my way to live my life.
My art begins where my thinking leaves off.
“Ars Longa” is a contemporary art museum located in Djúpivogur. Its venue is an old abandoned fish factory in Borgarfjörður Eystri. In 2021 it has received a gift of twenty-seven art works by Sigurður Guðmundsson. All the works can be found in his solo exhibition “Alheimurinn er ljóð / The Universe is a Poem”, which opened in Bræðslan in Djúpivogur in July. Sigurður Guðmundsson, who together with Þór Vigfússon is the founder of the new museum, says he hopes that within a few years this museum property will become a venue with new inputs of works of art by contemporary artists, both foreign and Icelandic artists.
BEN VAUTIER, Je doute, donc je suis, n.d. [ca 2017]
29,7 x 23 x 3 cm
notebook, spiral binding
with pencil drawing: ‘Don’t fill it up’
published by Quo Vadis, France
This note book comes with a pencil drawing.
ADITYIA MANDAYAM, The Ooze, 2018
12 x 17 cm
book, offset, SC, 144 pp.
interview and texts by Aditya Mandayam (ca 30%)
other texts by Chris Fitzpatrick, Andrea Liu, Michal Novotny and Kees van Gelder
here signed in red ink
published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, Netherlands / Kunstverein München, Germany
Usually so-called artist’s books with texts by others than the artist involved are expelled from The Archive is Limited. This book invites to make an exception. “The Ooze” contains 49 pages of 144 that have been written by Aditya Mandayam. The front and back of the cover show reproduced drawings by the artist. “The Ooze” gives an insight in the thinking of Brud through theories and statements.
SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON, Fjörvit, 1996
ca 41 x 29 x 4 cm
plastic bag, 7 publications, 11 photo copies (stapled)
published by Nýlistasafnið, Reykjavik, Iceland
Each newspaper and magazine in this bag contains an article about group exhibition called Fjörvit (trans. Clear white) organised/curated by Sigurdur Gudmundsson at Nýlistasafnið / The Living Art Museum. Participating artists: Dan Wolgers, Carsten Höller, Christene Hohenbüchler and Irene Hohenbüchler. Among the publications also a stapled stack of 11 black and white photo copies is depicting an exhibition about plants and butterflies. For some reason or other the name of that artist is not mentioned.
The backside of the translucent museum bag shows an introductory text in Icelandic by Sigurdur Gudmundsson.
JAN HENDERIKSE, Grand Opening, 2007
21 x 16 x 1,7 cm
2 catalogues, wrapper (tape repaired)
signed in both catalogues
excellent condition, apart from wrapper
JCJ VANDERHEYDEN, catalogue Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, 1970
21,8 x 19,8 cm
SC, stapled, 20 pp.
verso signed on inner front cover
condition: good, although backside cover partially yellowed due to aging
published by Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
€ 280,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
STEVEN PARRINO, catalogue 1990 [Post-it with original drawing]
25 x 21 cm
2 yellow Post-its glued in as mailed, instructions, drawing and availability of work, ballpoint ink
signed with initials